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  Date of enactment: April 11, 2018
2017 Assembly Bill 825   Date of publication*: April 12, 2018
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes: Effective date of acts. “Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication."
2017 WISCONSIN ACT 272
An Act to renumber 940.203 (1) (a); to amend 940.203 (title); and to create 940.203 (1) (ac) and 940.203 (3) of the statutes; relating to: battery of an officer of the court and providing a criminal penalty.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
272,1 Section 1. 940.203 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
940.203 (title) Battery or threat to judge, prosecutor, an officer of the court or law enforcement officer.
272,2 Section 2. 940.203 (1) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 940.203 (1) (am).
272,3 Section 3. 940.203 (1) (ac) of the statutes is created to read:
940.203 (1) (ac) “Attorney” means a legal professional practicing law, as defined in SCR 23.01.
272,4 Section 4. 940.203 (3) of the statutes is created to read:
940.203 (3) Whoever intentionally causes bodily harm or threatens to cause bodily harm to the person or family member of a current or former guardian ad litem, corporation counsel, or attorney under all of the following circumstances is guilty of a Class H felony:
(a) At the time of the act or threat, the actor knows or should have known that the victim is a current or former guardian ad litem, corporation counsel, or attorney, or a member of the current or former guardian ad litem's, corporation counsel's, or attorney's family.
(b) The act or threat is in response to an action taken by the current or former guardian ad litem, corporation counsel, or attorney in his or her official capacity in a proceeding under ch. 48, 51, 54, 55, 767, 813, or 938.
(c) There is no consent by the person harmed or threatened.
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